Summer is just around the corner, and the excitement in the country shows! Not only are people looking forward to the warmer days, they’re also anticipating a summer filled with shows, festivals, and other gatherings that were unsafe last summer due to COVID-19. These next few months are looking up, and if you have an outdoor space, this is the time to start working on some improvements. Regardless of if you want to have outdoor parties or not, we have some ideas to help get your outdoor spaces looking and feeling good.
Build a Backyard Office
If you’re working from home, it’s easy to get distracted when it’s a beautiful, sunny day. Find a happy medium between enjoying the outdoors and working by setting up an outdoor office. Backyard offices are one of those backyard improvements that work especially well in dryer climates, but can realistically be set up just about everywhere. Start with some patio furniture and move on to an awning or cover for some shade. An outdoor workspace will make working on those really beautiful summer days a hundred times easier!
Set Up a Comfortable Living Space
According to top agent insights, one of the biggest must-have for house hunters was private outdoor living spaces. Fueled by the pandemic and social distancing, people have come to recognize how important spending time outside of the house really is. Comfortable outdoor living spaces proved to be a great way to get out of the house safely. Some ideas include simple patio furniture, like a table and chairs, but you can also get creative. Many homes have complete furniture and bar setups, including sectionals and other comfy pieces. One of our biggest tips for home buyers is to scope out the outdoor living space and find a spot where you can envision yourself and others spending the warm months!
Install a Fire Pit
Fire pits have proven themselves to be a great way to add some spice to a backyard. Not only do they provide warmth on chillier nights, they also are a great centerpiece for people to sit around and chat. When looking for fire pits, you can either purchase one that’s propane fueled or that requires wood. If you’re living in a dryer state, like Colorado, fire pits that pose low fire danger are oftentimes required or recommended.
Depending on your budget and how your home is structured, you can also consider installing an outdoor fireplace. These fireplaces are elegant and are a great way to tie together a nice outdoor living room.
Get a Grill
Who doesn’t love grilling on warm summer days? A grill is a great addition to an outdoor space and is relatively inexpensive. Hosting this summer will be a breeze. Make sure to look up some new recipes!
Lighting is essential if you plan on spending your nights outdoors either alone or with company. Spotlights, sconces, and ground lighting is a good place to start, but if you’d like to add some more for decoration, consider string lights or even pendants if the space allows. Not only is lighting essential for safety purposes, it’s also a great way to add some ambiance!
Creating a nice place to hang out outside of your home is going to benefit you in multiple ways! Not only will it give you an excuse to enjoy the sunshine, but it can also improve the value of your home if you decide to sell in the future.